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Title: Alternative approaches to modelling housing market segmentation : evidence from Istanbul
Author: Keskin, Berna
ISNI:       0000 0004 2702 5021
Awarding Body: University of Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2011
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There is a large literature on housing submarket definition and identification. They did not address how to model submarkets once they have been identified. Yet the modelling literature has produced several different approaches. These approaches are being applied in different contexts at different times and using different data sets. This thesis seeks to control some of this variation. It applies four (market-wide hedonic model, hedonic models with submarket dummy, separate hedonic models for each of submarkets, multi-level model) of the most common methods to a data set comprising 2175 transactions in the Istanbul housing market. The performance of these models is compared on the basis of their accuracy in terms of proportion of estimated prices that fall within tolerable range of the actual price. The results show that that the hedonic and multi-level models with experts' submarket dummy variable can predict more accurately than the models with a priori and cluster analysis stratified submarkets. Similarly, the root mean square error test results indicate that the hedonic and multi-level models with experts' submarket dummy variable show better performance than other models. These test results show that both the hedonic and multi-level models with experts' stratified submarkets dummy variable yields better performance than market-wide hedonic models.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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